Cornelis Mantel

24 April 1901–20 April 1954 (Age 52)
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

The Life of Cornelis

When Cornelis Mantel was born on 24 April 1901, in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, his father, Dirk Mantel, was 36 and his mother, Elisabeth Portengen, was 33. He married Jansje Jensch on 4 August 1932, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. He died on 20 April 1954, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 52.

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Cornelis Mantel
Jansje Jensch
Marriage: 4 August 1932

Spouse and Children


    Jansje Jensch


4 August 1932
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings

    Dirk Mantel


    Elisabeth Portengen




World Events (8)

1903 · Railroad strikes in the Netherlands (1903)

Age 2

A labor dispute broke out among Amsterdam workers regarding union rights. Union membership was obligatory with certain companies, but this was not the case for some other employers. The strikes began in January of 1903 and quickly spread across the country. Workers fought for the right to organize into unions and have the freedom to implement strikes.
1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 3

Two skeletons were found next to each other in Drenthe, Netherlands. The skeletons were dated back to between 160 BC and 220 AD. One of the skeletons was thought to be a female and the other a male so scientists called them the Weerdinge couple or Mr. and Mrs. Veenstra. It was determined that both skeletons were men and the name was changed to Weerdinge Men.

Age 16

WWI. Despite Dutch neutrality in World War I (1914-18), the Netherlands suffers from severe food shortages, triggering street riots.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, French, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a cloak maker or a nickname for someone who wore a cloak of a particularly conspicuous design, from Anglo-Norman, Middle High German, Old French, and Middle Dutch mantel ‘cloak’, ‘coat’ (Late Latin mantellus).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably from German Mantel or Yiddish mantl ‘coat’, which are related to 1 above.3 German: topographic name from Middle High German mantel ‘Scots pine’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Cornelis Mantel, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Cornelis Mantel, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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